100 Huntley Street

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100 Huntley Street
Genre Talk show
Created by David Mainse
Starring Ron Mainse
Moira Brown
Country of origin Canada
Original language(s) English
Production
Executive producer(s) Ron Mainse
Running time 60 minutes (1977 - 2012)
30 minutes (2013-present)
Broadcast
Original channel Yes TV
Global
Original run June 15, 1977 – present

100 Huntley Street is a Christian daily talk show and the flagship program of Crossroads Christian Communications based in Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Created in 1976 by Rev. David Mainse, it first aired on June 15, 1977 from its first studios located at 100 Huntley Street in the St. James Town area of Downtown Toronto.

In 1992, the show left its eponymous address and relocated to new studios in Burlington, located on an expressway service road near the northwest quadrant of the "Crossroads Interchange", Exit 100 on the Queen Elizabeth Way and Highway 403, that also became home to the Crossroads Television System (CTS) and is flagship, CITS-DT. The original studio location on Huntley Street is now part of the Rogers Building, the corporate head office of Rogers Communications.

The show airs on television stations throughout Canada and the United States in syndication. Within Canada, the show airs on the ministry's own Yes TV, and as brokered programming on several local stations, including all Global Television Network stations.

A look inside the studios of 100 Huntley Street

Hosts[edit]

The show is currently co-hosted by Ron Mainse and Moira Brown; Ron succeeded as host following David Mainse's retirement in 2003. Over the years there have been many people that co-hosted the show alongside David or Ron Mainse, including Gordon Williams, Val Dodd, Ron Hembree, Ralph Rutledge, Rhonda Glenn, Ray David Glenn, Lorna Dueck, Cal Bombay, Brian Warren, Norm MacLaren, Reynold & Kathy Mainse, Father Bob McDougal, Jim Cantelon, Robbie Symons, Jerry Johnston and Ann Mainse.

About the Program[edit]

The program presents various people whose lives have been transformed by Jesus Christ. Assisting the hosts are a team of field reporters—Cheryl Weber, Denise Lodde, Bridget Antwi and Magdalene John—who bring relevant reports to viewers.

The daily Truth to Go segment is hosted by guests who are featured for a month with a resource made available to viewers.

The Stay in Touch segment is hosted by Ron Mainse, where he shares his heart regarding viewer response, current issues, the Crossroads ministry's initiatives, and featuring the 24/7 prayer phone lines as well as various social media options.

On Fridays, 100 Huntley Street features "Full Circle", a segment hosted by Ann Mainse with Moira Brown and Melinda Estabrooks who partner to interview various guests and discuss what's new.

Spinoffs[edit]

  • whatido—hosted by Robert Melnichuck, based on a 100 Huntley Street segment. This program is no longer in production, episodes are still on CTS.
  • ListenUp—hosted by Lorna Dueck, also based on a 100 Huntley Street segment. This program has been renamed Context with Lorna Dueck, produced by Media Voice Generation & CTV. Episodes are aired on CTS.
  • A Living Witness of Amazing Grace—a weekly half hour program featuring life stories previously featured on 100 Huntley Street over the years, hosted by Ron Mainse and David Mainse. This program is no longer in production, episodes are still on CTS.
  • Really Good Medicine—is a program for senior citizens, also hosted by Ron Mainse and David Mainse. This program is no longer in production, episodes are still on CTS.
  • Full Circle and Full Circle Rewind—spin offs of the Full Circle segment hosted by Ann Mainse and a panel. content from the past as well as new segments. Neither program are currently on air while previous episodes are available on Crossroads360 and conferences are still taking place.
  • "It's Your Call"—a late night discussion and interview program (formerly known as Nite Lite Live) hosted by Robert Melnichuk.
  • "Talk to Me" hosted by Jim Cantelon & "Rise and Shine" with various hosts are both former programs produced by Crossroads/CTS.

Scandal[edit]

In the Summer of 2009, Host Ron Mainse and his brother Reynold Mainse (who hosted on Monday's) were pulled off the show for a period of over six months, after he and other staff were connected to a ponzi scheme by a one-time (circa 1977) technical employee named Gordon Driver. Ron Mainse returned on air prior to Christmas while Reynold had not returned to air until a live phone link regarding his role of representing Crossroads Missions in Haiti. Jim Cantelon & David Mainse filled in as Hosts during Ron's absence, Jim remained on the hosting team for a season following Ron's return.[1][2][3][4]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ron Mainse of 100 Huntley Street makes statement on alleged ponzi scheme | Bene Diction Blogs On". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Religious Right Alert | Ron and Reynold Mainse removed from 100 Huntley Street, victims of ponzi scheme?". Archived from the original on 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-02. 
  3. ^ Bene Diction (June 5, 2009). "100 Huntley Street Mainse brothers victims of ponzi scheme?". Bene Diction Blogs On. Retrieved 2012-03-15. 
  4. ^ marina (June 12, 2009). "The Love of Money Seems to be the Mainse Problem!". The Miracle Channel Review. Archived from the original on 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2012-03-15.